I am so proud of my boy, Sam. He donated over 12 inches of gorgeous, platinum blond hair to Locks of Love today.
In the chair, a little apprehensive!
The flowing locks!
Although this is something we've been talking about and mulling over for ages, we ended up doing it spontaneously and on the fly, therefore garnering some great reactions. Like this, when we surprised Grannie at the yarn store:
And later that day, when Jeff got home from the grocery store:
Patch had by far the most bitter sweet reaction- he cried. A lot. He couldn't say exactly why, but I think it was for a whole bunch of complicated emotions, mostly tied to his own identity as a long haired boy and his love for and desire to emulate Sam. I gently reminded him that this was a big deal for Sam, and that he, Patch, needed to support his brother. I also told him that he now holds the title of longest haired person in our household. He liked that.